Long-distance races aren’t supposed to have hurdles. But in the marathon that is residential and commercial development in small-town North Dakota, the Hazen City Commission has encountered several hurdles in their path. The latest challenge came Monday at the commission meeting. John Dunlap, CEO of Cascade Homes Inc., Bozeman, Mont., approached the commission to express his concerns, and propose a step forward.
The petitions are in and the ballots are set. The April 9 filing deadline has come and gone to get on the Primary election ballot in Mercer County, which means the list of names that voters will see come election time on June 8 have been finalized.
As an entity, the Hazen Public Library is celebrating its 45th birthday in April. In that near half-century the book collection has been moved from beside the current water treatment plant, to inside city hall, to the building in Heritage Park where it currently resides.
After stymieing Santa with the Christmas blizzard of 2009, Mother Nature was at it again Easter weekend by hindering the Easter Bunny’s way with wind, rain and sleet that eventually turned into an all-out blizzard in some areas of the state.